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Expo Encourages Lawmakers to Modernize the Grid

Expo Encourages Lawmakers to Modernize the Grid

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Hosting the first Grid Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the U.S. House Grid Innovation Caucus were EEI President Tom Kuhn, Rep. Bob Latta, GridWise Alliance CEO Steve Hauser, and NEMA President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff. Photos by…

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Getting Smart with Lighting Retrofits

Getting Smart with Lighting Retrofits

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Eric Lind, Vice President of Global Specifications, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. Lighting retrofits have long been associated with code compliance and energy-saving initiatives, but increasingly, smart technologies and wireless lighting control solutions add even greater value by creating more comfortable, productive work environments that take care of a company’s greatest…

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NEMA Among ANSI and IEC Award Winners

NEMA Among ANSI and IEC Award Winners

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership and Service Awards. Andrew Northup, director, global affairs, MITA, will receive a Next Generation Award, which honors “those who have been engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than eight years and who have, during…

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Taking Connected Technologies from Infancy to Maturity

Taking Connected Technologies from Infancy to Maturity

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Seymour, President and CEO, S&C Electric Company Mr. Seymour chairs the NEMA Board of Governors Strategic Initiatives and Councils Committee. Our industry is evolving rapidly and is feeling the resulting growing pains. Connected technologies are collecting, analyzing, and reporting vast amounts of data, enabling manufacturers to offer new functionality…

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Get IoT Guidance Online

Get IoT Guidance Online

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA As part of NEMA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Initiative and under the guidance of the association’s IoT Council, NEMA has released an IoT handbook (www.iothandbook.org). This tool was featured during a NEMA presentation at the annual conference of the National Fire Protection Association….

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Can Video Games Improve Code Enforcement?

Can Video Games Improve Code Enforcement?

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA At the video gaming world’s premier show, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), 50,000 industry insiders flocked to see and try the latest games, consoles, and mixed reality platforms. More than 125 vendors showcased mixed reality systems (i.e., virtual reality and augmented…

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Continuous Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Continuous Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Grandinetti, Global Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Marketing, Hult International Business School Mr. Grandinetti is the chief marketing and corporate strategy officer at Reduxio. Business disruption is not new. With the introduction of electricity in the 1880s, society moved from steam and mechanically powered systems to electrical power….

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NEMA Disaster Response Initiatives Underway

NEMA Disaster Response Initiatives Underway

Kevin J. Cosgriff, NEMA President & CEO NEMA is actively engaged in disaster readiness and response initiatives to help mitigate electrical hazards caused by wind, water, and fire damage. This memo provides a summary of our activities. Regional Representation NEMA Field Representatives are engaged in emergency preparedness and recovery efforts in all regions of the United States to help mitigate…

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Salt Lake City Passes Energy Benchmarking Policy

Salt Lake City Passes Energy Benchmarking Policy

The City Council of Salt Lake City voted  to improve air quality and energy efficiency by passing the Energy Benchmarking and Transparency ordinance—which was proposed by Mayor Jackie Biskupski—on August 29, 2017. This policy requires commercial and municipal buildings more than 25,000 square feet to measure their energy use on an annual basis, share that information with the City, and…

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Solar Decathlon Demonstrates Innovation

Solar Decathlon Demonstrates Innovation

This piece was originally published in the September 2017 issue of electroindustry. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a public–private partnership, is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. This international competition has been a driving force in raising awareness about clean energy since 2002. Technologies and solutions used in solar decathlon homes have…

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